SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for Abstract Concepts

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Middle Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #81 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

CLIMAX

Possible Answers:

Hail

Distance

Surface

Peak

Disturbance

Correct answer:

Peak

Explanation:

"Climax" means the highest or most important point, so "peak," which means summit or pinnacle, is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "climax" or "peak": a "disturbance" is a disruption or an event that causes disorder; "surface" means the upper or outer layer of something; "hail" is freezing rain; and "distance" is the length between two points.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

ACCORD

Possible Answers:

Success 

Disaster 

Notoriety

Agreement 

Disagreement 

Correct answer:

Agreement 

Explanation:

An "accord" is an agreement signed between two or more parties; the word can also mean harmony. So, "agreement" is the correct answer. "Disagreement" means dispute or argument, so it is an antonym of "accord" and cannot be the correct answer. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "accord": "notoriety" means infamy or ill repute; "success" means triumph; and "disaster" means catastrophe.

Example Question #83 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

FRANKNESS

Possible Answers:

Belligerence

Dishonesty 

Candidness

Kindness 

Caution

Correct answer:

Candidness

Explanation:

"Frankness" means bluntness or honesty, so "candidness," a noun that means straightforwardness or honesty, is the correct answer. "Dishonesty" is an antonym of "frankness"; it means deceit or duplicity. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "frankness": "kindness" means affection or care, "caution" means carefulness, and "antagonist" means adversaryrival, or the character who attempts to subvert the protagonist in a story.

Example Question #83 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

MIRTH

Possible Answers:

Happiness

Fear

Hope

Envy 

Sadness

Correct answer:

Happiness

Explanation:

"Mirth" means happiness, so "happiness" is the correct answer. For clarification, "envy" means jealousy.

Example Question #84 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

TEMPERAMENT

Possible Answers:

Depressed 

Disposition 

Novice 

Pungent 

Oration 

Correct answer:

Disposition 

Explanation:

The word "temperament" is a noun used to describe someone’s nature, personality or disposition, so "disposition," which means temperament or nature, is the correct answer. For clarification, a "novice" is a beginner, an "oration" is a formal speech, "pungent" means stinky and disgusting, and "depressed" means very sad and despondent.

Example Question #85 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

TOIL

Possible Answers:

Mendacity 

Easy going 

Hard work 

Wanton 

Frivolous

Correct answer:

Hard work 

Explanation:

When used as a verb, "toil" means to work hard, but it can also be used as a noun that means hard work. So, "hard work" is the correct answer. For clarification, "wanton" means deliberate when referring to a mean action, "mendacity" means dishonesty, and "frivolous" means trivial or pointless.

Example Question #86 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

 

TRYST

Possible Answers:

Rout 

Rendezvous 

Remiss 

Revile 

Recalcitrant 

Correct answer:

Rendezvous 

Explanation:

A "tryst" is a secret romantic meeting, an affair, or a rendezvous, so "rendezvous," which means a secret meeting, is the correct answer. For clarification, to "rout" means to defeat utterly, "remiss" means careless, "recalcitrant" means disobedient, and "revile" means insult or offend.

Example Question #87 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

SUPPLEMENT

Possible Answers:

Mercurial 

Innate 

Excess

Insipid 

Addition 

Correct answer:

Addition 

Explanation:

A "supplement" is an addition or something that is added to something else, so "addition" is the correct answer. For clarification, "excess" is the part of a quantity that exceeds the necessary amount, "innate" means natural or untaught, "insipid" means dull, and "mercurial" means unpredictable.

Example Question #88 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

EVASION

Possible Answers:

Perfection

Avoidance

Extinction

Argument

Epilogue

Correct answer:

Avoidance

Explanation:

"Evasion" means avoidance or the act of evading something, so "avoidance" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "evasion": an "epilogue" is a section at the end of the book that contains its conclusion; "extinction" means destruction that leaves the object or creature in question no longer in existence; "perfection" means the condition or state that is without flaws or errors; and an "argument" is a disagreement or a fight.

Example Question #90 : Synonyms: Nouns For Abstract Concepts

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

DEFIANCE

Possible Answers:

Cooperation

Escape

Contest

Correction

Resistance

Correct answer:

Resistance

Explanation:

"Defiance" means resistance or unwillingness to accept or conform, so "resistance" is the correct answer. "Cooperation" is an antonym of "defiance"; it means the act of working together with others for a common goal or purpose. None of the other answer choices have meanings related to "defiance": "escape" is the act of breaking free from something, someone, or somewhere; "correction" is the act of fixing something and making it right; and a "contest" is an event where people compete in some activity.

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